barbs

Discussion in 'Barbs' started by whatsafish7, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. whatsafish7Valued MemberMember

    I have rosy, tiger , and cherry barbs in my ten gallon is tis enough or to much for my tank. ;D
     
  2. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    Rosy, tiger, and cherry barbs are all compatible in a community tank, since they're all Cyprinids. Although tiger barbs can be nippy if kept in too small a group. Generally, cyprinids are fish that do best when kept in shoals/schools. Tell us how many fish of each kind you have in your tank, so that we know if it's overstocked or not. The general rule is to have 1 inch of fish per 1 gallon of water, but it's better for the fish to have 1 inch of fish per 2 gallons of water.
     
  3. whatsafish7Valued MemberMember

    srry about not telling. i have 2 of each fish. my fish seem to work well together but i dont know how long it will work??
     
  4. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    Your tank is not overstocked then. Although I don't know how large do tiger and rosy barbs grow, but probably not much larger than cherry barbs? I know that cherry barbs don't grow large (about 1.5 inches). When you buy fish, you have to take into account their adult size. If your fish seem fine together, just leave them as they are. You could not put into a 10 gallon tank more of each kind anyway. So just observe them as they grow together. They most likely will be fine (but I can't guarantee about the tigers). Well, this is what I think. It will be best if Gunnie or Butterfly here will tell you what they think. They're really knowledgeable.
     
  5. whatsafish7Valued MemberMember

    well thank you for all the help you seem to be really nice. Tiger barbs maximum size is 2.5 inches and rosey barbs are about 2-6 inches. i have read that they grow to 2.5 or 6 inches but i dont know how big so i will ask and find some more info but thanks again for the info
     
  6. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Usually you would want more of each in a group, but in that size tank I would leave things as they are. It will make a very pretty tank as they grow.
    Carol
     
  7. whatsafish7Valued MemberMember

    thank you they are such cool fish arent they
     
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